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Frederic Cafe Bistro

Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
+44 1622 297414
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“croque monsieur” (36 reviews)
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“foie gras” (21 reviews)
09:00 - 23:00All hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
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21 - 30 of 1,116 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2017

I tend to default to this venue - it offers a modest choice but always cooked and presented perfectly. The choice of wine is excellent and the new addition of the cheese, wine and gin "shop" provides a wonderful twist to their offering. Food price...More

1  Thank Hunty2017
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Again we visited Frederic and food outstanding we will visit again soon. The portion sizes very good amazing fish dishes so hard to choose I opted for chicken again this was so tender! However I had no room for pudding but everyone else managed to....More

1  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Couldn’t fault anything at all. The desserts are some of the best I have ever had - truly delicious!

Thank ljfarnhamuk
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food, great atmosphere and lovely staff. Perfect place to go for a light lunch and then for the evenings a long leisurely dinner. For gin drinkers there are a huge amount to choose from. Would truly recommend.

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Food was great staff and service was very nice will definitely come here again soon hopefully the best place to eat in Mainstone Kent

Thank johnnymac007
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, good variety on menu, gluten free options, good service and ambience. Centre of town and next to the Hazlitt theatre and gremlins walk car park.

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 6 November 2017

good food and great atmosphere, staff friendly have visited this restaurant a couple of times and not been disappointed

Thank Merlot63
Reviewed 6 November 2017

We had a lovely meal here with friends who were staying for the weekend. It had been quite difficult to get a table previously but since it has been extended it is much easier. The meal was good and the service was also good.

Thank maureen c
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Have been aware of this little gem for a fee years. First came here when it was a tiny little corner cafe with 10 tables and a cost book. Now it has blossomed into a bustling venue packs to bursting with the smell of freshly...More

Thank Esti B
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I thought that when Frederics extended their restaurant it would lose its character. For sure it is now a big space, but the way it is laid out, not all uniform and clinical, it still retains a homely charm. And the food? Well, every time...More

Thank andybandits
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Nearby Attractions
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201 reviews
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Questions & Answers
8 December 2017|
Response from leldebs09 |
What menu is on new years eve
4 October 2017|
Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
Yes we sell vouchers - the easiest way is to pick them up directly from us in the café - Many thanks !
Karen W
20 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Ulric-Frederic | Property representative |
Our chicken is usually halal- but please check when booking / ordering
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Buildings, Maidstone ME14 1HP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 297414
Small independent cafe-bistro serving provincial French "peasant food" - This is not fine dining! Its loud, noisy and rustic.
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